‘Irrational’ Rebellions Against Socialist Realism: Czech and Russian Variations on the Legend of Faust

During the 20th century, communist parties assumed state power in Russia and a number of Central and East European countries. The communist leadership of these nations imposed socialist realism as official doctrine governing artistic production. The ruling parties’ ideology emphasized human rationality as the means for creating a well-ordered socialist society, which would be free of […]

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